MARC ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA VII SILVER DENARIUS – HISTORICAL ISSUE OF ALEXANDRIA SHOWING THE EGYPTIAN QUEEN ALONGSIDE HER ROMAN HUSBAND – VERY FINE NGC GRADED ROMAN IMPERATORIAL COIN (Inv. 12648)
ROMAN IMPERATORIAL. CLEOPATRA VII and MARC ANTONY
Silver denarius, 3.63 g., 18 mm., struck ca. 34 BC likely in Alexandria.
Obv. ANTONI • ARMENIA • DEVICTA, head of Marc Antony right; Armenian tiara in left field.
Rev. CLEOPAT[RAE REGINAE • REGVM • F[ILIORVM • REGVM], diademed and draped bust of Cleopatra right, prow at right.
Crawford 543/1; CRI 345; Sydenham 1210.
NGC graded VERY FINE, Strike 4/5, Surface 3/5. A historical coin, likely struck in Egypt, features for the first time the portrait of a foreign monarch on a Roman coin. Here, side by side with Antony, her Roman husband, Cleopatra proclaims herself as “Queen of Kings” and asserts the status of her children as “kings.”